In his Acknowledgments Tariq expresses his love and thanks to John Stubbs, his English teacher at Allhallows, whose comments on an early draft were extremely helpful.
(11/17) John Higgins (St ’48-51) writes “I am still in the land of the living and happy down here in Brazil.
Nigel’s four children are all married, and he has two grandchildren.
John is struggling on despite having had major heart surgery and survived a stroke earlier this year.
Some years ago John returned to UK for a while ‘to complete his education’ gaining a 1st in English at Nottingham University.
Bruce reports that older brother Nigel Poulter (St 60-64) lives in Warlingham, Surrey and is spending much of his retirement walking.
“He has now got his life back in order after sadly losing his wife Laraine to cancer eight years ago” Bruce said.
He bought a copy of John Lister-Kaye’s (S ’59-64) ‘The Dun Cow Rib’ with its descriptions of his years at Allhallows and it had him laughing and crying at the same time.
His old chum Tony Lloyd (M ’62-67) was in good form in Southern Spain with his beautiful wife, when John phoned him recently.
He and Bernadette have 2 sons who are ‘very American’ boys.
In the 1980s John bought a lovely manor house in Rutland which he still has and where both reunions have been held.
“It is hugely satisfying when you run the code and see it works,” he explained.
So satisfying, apparently, that this year Bruce suspended his retirement to do a stint of similar work much closer to his home at Merley, when he spent six months at Wimborne with the British defence firm Cobham.
It was here that John Deacon (M ’53-57) picked up his wife, Bernadette Camus, a distant relative of Albert Camus, whilst others pursued her sister!